Smokers have yielded as places to puff have diminished over the years, but many of them and even some nonsmokers are saying the city has gone too far this time.
Smokers have just one message for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business. By a vote of 36 to 11 on the City Council approved a bill to expand its anti-smoking crusade.
Mayor Ralph J. Kreitzman said the ban was enacted after officials got complaints about smokers standing outside stores in the village. He said the law will also benefit pedestrians who might have been subjected to second-hand smoke.
Vince Rennich had sued Tropicana Casino and Resort, saying his lung cancer was caused by 25 years of exposure to secondhand smoke inside the casino.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg put out Councilman Peter Vallone’s compromise plan about creating smoking zones in parks and beaches once again on Friday.
Hey outdoor tobacco lovers, smoke ’em while you can. The City Council moved one step closer Thursday to expanding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Smoke Free Air Act.
Some passionated arguments are expected to be heard at a hearing this afternoon from both supporters and opponents of a proposed new outdoor smoking ban.
As more cities ban smoking, diehards are looking for a new way to feed their nicotine habit – and they may have found it.
Smokers can continue lighting up in a northern New Jersey community despite a new anti-smoking ordinance.